Illinois Meetings + Events' Readers' Choice Best of Awards Finalists

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Congratulations to all of our Illinois Meetings + Events' Readers' Choice Best Of Finalists! We've listed all of the finalists in random order (so don't get too excited—yet).

The winners will be announced at our Readers' Choice Best Of Party on March 3, 2011 at LaSalle Power Co. in Chicago. Click here to RSVP for this free event!


  • Taste of Chicago
  • Navy Pier
  • Scarecrow Festival

>>Audio-Visual/Visual Presentation Provider

  • Destination Audio Visual
  • The Meetinghouse Companies
  • The AV Department Inc.

>>Banquet/Reception Venue

  • Navy Pier
  • River East Arts Center
  • Galleria Marchetti

>>Boat/Cruise Service Provider

  • Odyssey Chicago
  • Red Witch (operated by Tall Ship Adventures of Chicago)
  • Wendella

>>Catering Company (on- or off-site)

  • Cork Catering & Special Events
  • Levy Restaurants
  • Tasty Catering

>>Conference Center

  • Northern Illinois University-Naperville
  • Pheasant Run Resort
  • Q Center

>>Convention and Visitor Bureau

  • Naperville Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau
  • St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau


  • Ronsley Special Events
  • The Meetinghouse Companies
  • Kehoe Designs

>>Destination Management Company

  • In the Loop-Chicago
  • Chicago Travel Consultants
  • On the Scene Destination Management and Event Services


  • Standing Room Entertainment Inc.
  • Just for Fun Entertainment
  • Clowning Around & The Celebration Authority


  • Kehoe Designs
  • Blumen Floral & Event Designs
  • The Meetinghouse Companies

>>Golf Venue

  • Pheasant Run Resort
  • Butterfield Country Club
  • Eaglewood Resort & Spa

>>Historic Venue

  • Navy Pier
  • Chicago Cultural Center
  • The Field Museum

>>Hotel with Meeting and Event Space (400+ guest rooms)

  • InterContinental Chicago O'Hare
  • Pheasant Run Resort
  • Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

>>Hotel with Meeting and Event Space (less than 400 guest rooms)

  • Hilton Orrington/Evanston
  • Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel
  • Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort

>>Photography/Videography Service Provider

  • GoPho
  • ProMax Productions Inc.
  • Edward Fox Photography

>>Rental Service Provider

  • BBJ Linen
  • Hall's Rental
  • Classic Party Rentals Chicago

>>Teambuilding Facilitator/Venue

  • Corporate Event Interactive
  • Catalyst Ranch
  • Windy City Fieldhouse

>>Transportation Service Provider

  • Your Private Limousine Inc.
  • Windy City Limousine
  • A-1 Airport Limousine Service

>>Venue Outside Chicagoland

  • Harrah's Joliet Casino & Hotel
  • Pheasant Run Resort
  • Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center


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